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The Best Kind of Duct Tape Answered

What do you think the best kind of duct tape is: 1) Duck Tape 2) Nashua 3) Gorilla Tape 4) ect.

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spectacular
spectacular

10 years ago

Any duct tape that is relatively cheap and sticks well. I mean, that IS kind of the whole point of duct tape. Sticking well, that is.

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tyler2
tyler2

13 years ago

my husband is a duct tape addict. he uses it for almost everything. we really like using Walmart's Mainstays but haven't been able to find it lately. He went to 4 different Walmart's yesterday with no luck. any suggestions?

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

13 years ago

I prefer purple Duck Tape.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Is the tape purple or is it only supposed to be used on purple ducts ? :-)

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox

Reply 11 years ago

not for ducts you find it in craft stores

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I was just easing a bit there ;-)

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 13 years ago

:) It's purple

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Herrozerro
Herrozerro

Reply 12 years ago

I like the Purple or the blue.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 years ago

I need to get some more purple tape. I have a whole roll of blue though.

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Herrozerro
Herrozerro

Reply 12 years ago

Or the Pink and lime green colors.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 12 years ago

Iv'e never seen pink duct tape.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

I have some pink duct tape now :P

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aeromancy
aeromancy

11 years ago

Gorilla tape works great all around, but when I purchase normal duct tape, I pick the Duck Tape brand. The store brand is much weaker than the real stuff, and it performs very poorly.

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Kaiven
Kaiven

11 years ago

Right now I have Scotch, Nashua, and Duck. Duck is the smoothest and (for me) is best for crafts that need a clean look.

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werter96
werter96

11 years ago

Is the quality of Tape Brothers duct tape good? Its kinda cheap so im not really sure if I should buy it for making a duct tape wallet. Some advice please.

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sharlston
sharlston

11 years ago

i only get the silver/grey tape because my dad gets that for free from work but it sticks really well

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Redneck2
Redneck2

12 years ago

I think camo duct tape is the best.

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teh darkcloud
teh darkcloud

13 years ago

It depends. At first I hated Walmart's Mainstays brand duct tape because it was so cheap that if it stuck to itself it would rip itself apart if you tried to un-stick it. But I have noticed that it's thinner (which makes it good for making duct tape clothing) and cheaper per roll. (I'll continue later this later... I have to vacuum. D:)

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tyler2
tyler2

Reply 13 years ago

Are you having any problems getting Walmart Mainstays duct tape. I'm in PA & all the local stores are out of it. Maybe you can shed some lite on the problem. Can't even find it on the internet!!!

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austin
austin

14 years ago

gorilla tape isnt true duck tape its more like its cousin, like gaffers tape

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Awhile back I had gotten hold of something called 100 mph duct tape. That stuff is almost permanent depending on what you use it on.

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ledzep567
ledzep567

Reply 13 years ago

ive hard that name somewhere... i used gorilla tape to cover a hole in the bottom of my canoe. works great(but i wouldnt suggest ut for a motored boat...) i think gorilla would be my favorite

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

The stuff I got was army surplus and I got it from American Science & Surplus. Nasty bit of tape if you got it stuck in the back of your hand....take all the hair out, roots and all !

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qwerty90210
qwerty90210

13 years ago

I think 80% of duct tape junkies agree that duck tape is best. I mostly agree but for black duct tape. I get very large rolls of it at harbor freight. It is better quality than the colored Duck Tape

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westfw
westfw

13 years ago

One of the christmas presents I received was a roll of duct tape purchased at "Big Lots" here by my daughter. It's 12 inches wide! She got another roll for her drama teacher...

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X_D_3_M_1
X_D_3_M_1

13 years ago

i just use the bear tape... its what my mom gets so yeah..

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Fendermage435
Fendermage435

13 years ago

I would have to say the best duct tape I have used is Duck Tape and Ace Hardware brand tape is good as well.

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Firebert010
Firebert010

Reply 13 years ago

Agreed, I recently bought a giant roll of high-quality tape from ACE, and I'm loving it.

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

14 years ago

if your makeing a wallet DON'T get the cheap stuff its all gooey and makes your credit cards black and nasty and makes your cloths gross and your money ect. In fact my fav tape is electrical I use it ALOT

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ninjaman
ninjaman

Reply 13 years ago

I agree. Electrical tape is awesome.

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Toxictom
Toxictom

13 years ago

I want to get some of that tape the NASCAR guys use. Anybody know what it is?

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duck tape dude
duck tape dude

13 years ago

I think it is Duck tape. or as in Quack Quack.

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tomonto
tomonto

13 years ago

i like intertape AC50 its incrediblly strong and comes in rolls of 120 yards.and incredibly strong. i used nashua and i hate it, its soft and pulls apart horribly and it stinks

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photozz
photozz

14 years ago

if you don't plan on trying to get it off whatever you are putting it on, go with Gorilla tape. holds like all hell...

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sam
sam

14 years ago

I like nashua.. I find other brands aren't sticky enough. Lee valley sells Heavy Duty duct tape that looks great, but I've never tried it.

Heavy Duty Tape

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LasVegas
LasVegas

14 years ago

IMO, As long as it's grey on the outside, white on the inside and holds the Universe together, it's the right stuff. Seriously, I buy the cheapest stuff at the checkout of Home Depot and am never disappointed.

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Ultimate0
Ultimate0

Reply 14 years ago

There is actually super cheap duct tape at walmart. I've never tried it though. I didnt really get a close look at it eiter. 5 normal sized rolls cost about $10 I think.

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Herrozerro
Herrozerro

14 years ago

I prefer Duck Tape, it holds the best for my projects and comes in the best colors I've seen in tape

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westfw
westfw

14 years ago

There is SOME duct tape I've seen at the cheaper stores (big lots, etc) that seems to have weaker fabric reinforcement, or perhaps no such reinforcement at all. I would think that should be avoided for most applications... Then there's the solid aluminum duct tape for areas that get particularly hot... I've got mixed feelings about things like gorilla tape. If you need something strong than regular duct tape, maybe you shouldn't be using tape...